Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Media Moguls Won't Pay Money

Marjorie Ingall makes a major big point about what's wrong with journalism/"content" budgets that don't include line items for the writer. Go read it. Her post reminds me of when last year at some point Andrew Sullivan crowed (as he's want to do) about how new media will mean writers will be able to establish themselves without book publishers. Like he's doing on his Atlantic Magazine hosted blog with two staff members, media establishment be damned. It's like some kind of weird colonialism and wink and nod smuggery going on with writers who are not their very own brand and readers paying all the taxes.

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